Quarterly SFSF update | October 2022
This note provides an update on the AOFM’s Structured Finance Support Fund (SFSF) activities as at 30 September 2022. The SFSF was established in March 2020 to ensure continued access to funding markets impacted by the economic effects of the COVID 19 pandemic.
Cumulative investment commitments made by the SFSF were $3.8 billion, while the total current amount invested stood just under $560 million as at 30 September 2022.
There were three main work streams for the provision of SFSF support: (1) public (primary and secondary) markets; (2) private (warehouse) markets; and (3) forbearance (the establishment of arrangements to assist small lenders to provide forbearance for borrowers experiencing Covid-19 related hardship).
Public securitisation market investments of around $1.36 billion were made between late March 2020 and early July 2020.
As at 30 September 2022, the book value of the SFSF’s public market investments stood at $498 million representing a reduction of circa $62 million for the quarter as a result of both amortisation and the exercising of call options by trustees.
In private warehouse markets, a cumulative total of circa $2.3 billion in commitments were approved across 45 individual warehouses from 34 sponsors since the SFSF’s inception.
During the last quarter the SFSF exited from three individual warehouses, reducing SFSF commitments by $175 million since the end of June. As at 30 September, the SFSF had commitments in two warehouses from as many sponsors, and the approved SFSF limits within these facilities totalled $60 million while the total drawn amount across these facilities stood at circa $36.5 million.
The AOFM remains in active discussions with sponsors regarding the potential for replacement of the SFSF in the remaining two warehouse investments.
On the 31st March 2021, the Forbearance SPV availability period ceased and the Forbearance SPV moved into amortisation in April 2021 as planned.
As at 30 September 2022, the balance of the Forbearance SPV stood at around $23.9 million across five remaining participating originators.